Ode to Coats

020714_Tommy_Ton_rtw_Fall_2014_slide_060a As we change seasons and store away our Winter coats, I wanted to round up some of my favourite coats. I’ve always loved coats and living in UK, that’s a very good thing πŸ™‚ As a kid I had the cutest red wool coat and later as a tween, best not to mention the coat wilderness, suffice to say it was fail during that time but I did discover the trench coat from C&A. I was the only one to wear it in the 6th Form…apart from the teachers lol! All the other girls were into massive puffer jackets and anoraks. Then came the awful 80s with the horrid shoulder pads – none of my coats survived from that era except for the vintage treasures I found. These vintage coats were my staple for much of the 90’s and 00s. I only replaced a couple of my vintage coats and added more to my collection a few years ago. Jada+Pinkett+Smith+seen+at+LAX+_lwhMhzqGexxFabulous and classic reefer or pea coat but updated with leather skinnies and pointed toe shoes. I love how she wears her scarf. 22313atMissoni0535webI adore pale colours and a coat in white or ivory is always luxe looking. I love how it’s so plain so that her beautiful outfit underneath gets all the attention.Ostwald+Helgason+Presentation+MADE+Fashion+daMMPuVk8QOxTop to toe, inside out in ivory is stunning and a perfect base for the graffic scarf.article-2554335-1B47C7B400000578-83_634x836Another beautifully simple light coat. _sans_titre__659_952896351_north_883xI love this little red coat so much – especially the sleeves!lfw-street-style-14B_104732415474 Another gorgeous red!fendi8507webThis is from the recent shows by Fendi. The parka is given a super luxe make over. I love the sophistication without losing any of the youthful style and the new proportions. 00200h_20140210042043A traditional ethnic look in a big cocoon shape with wide sleeves. I’m so loving green coats as you’ll see! 020714_Tommy_Ton_rtw_Fall_2014_slide_085Tailored grey with fur rever collar over a very feminine dress and little leather wrap top. Do you think her friend is wearing the green coat now πŸ™‚ ?Screen-Shot-2014-02-10-at-5.34.27-PMI’ve always loved fur real or faux and this style is pretty much a perfect classic to me especially dressed down with ripped jeans and biker boots.020714_Tommy_Ton_rtw_Fall_2014_slide_101A more adventurous and textural mix of leather/suede fringing and fur cape. 020714_Tommy_Ton_rtw_Fall_2014_slide_098Sharper lines and another mix of textures, fluff against the padded shoulders. I just love this photo! Fall+2014+Attendees+tm3hnRpjRCqxGreen again, this time mohair I believe and ultra cosy. I totally adore this green with burgundy. article-2550849-1B29D4A700000578-617_634x951Quite an ordinary jumper and loose pants but her green coat and sharp accessories elevate the whole look for me. Libertine+Front+Row+Mercedes+Benz+Fashion+byyKAxrmEItxA lovely vintage style coat over perfect the most classic combination of LBD and Kelly. 020714_Tommy_Ton_rtw_Fall_2014_slide_019This photo appeals to me on so many level levels, contrasting styles, textures and age but somehow very much together.article-2563931-1BAB351400000578-594_196x527 Utterly classic camel coat from the recent shows but styled with a patent leather tie.article-0-1B48CACD00000578-161_306x723Just a few weeks before delivering her 3rd baby boy, I love how Gwen wore another classic camel coat.article-2557823-1B6E16C500000578-438_306x703 A beautiful contrast between the tailored lines and the ultra feminine outfit and shoes.article-0-1B50DDE500000578-531_634x951Forever the gamine! The perfect classic grey with velvet collar. article-2537538-1A8EF54000000578-971_634x1024A modern classic. celine-rtw-fw2014-runway-12_110502139263And finally the shape of the future from CΓ©line. This reminds me of how kids often wear their coats. I love everything about it and the dress and the statement fur handwarmer πŸ™‚

Thanks for reading!


11 thoughts on “Ode to Coats

  1. HappyFace313

    Thank you for all the photos! A very interesting selection of coats.
    I like the green ones, too – the one Eva Mendez is wearing and the one above and below – because I think green can often be far more “neutral” than i.e. navy blue.
    Have a wonderful evening πŸ™‚

  2. ladysarahinlondon

    I love the look of green coats, and I also use green as a neutral… Fur though is something i have totally blocked out, no matter how lovely it looks, I can never get over the cruelty aspect and the environment al impact.

    1. silkpathdiary Post author

      I never knew that about green πŸ™‚ I can’t imagine myself owning a real fur anything (except for a bit of trim on one of my vintage jackets) – besides the faux looks better sometimes but I read manufacturing the faux also impacts negatively on the environment too – have you heard that?


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